In the second of Tom Brook‘s Tony interviews, he chats with Patrick Stewart, who was up for a Best Actor award for his role in Macbeth. (He lost to his fellow British Shakespearean actor, Mark Rylance, and Stewart remarks that Rylance’s performance was “dazzling” in Boeing-Boeing).
Seriously, the man doesn’t seem to have aged since playing Captain Picard. Check him out:
In other news:
- Glastonbury and Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations are almost underway.
- Amy Winehouse told Rolling Stone that she has felt like she has “nothing to live for,” particularly shortly after her husband went to jail.(Digital Spy)
- Peter Gabriel talks about his song for the Wall-E soundtrack, “Down to Earth,” and covering a Vampire Weekend that actually mentions him by name in the lyrics.(Stereogum)
- David Tennant could earn the equivalent of $200,000 an episode if he stays on Doctor Who.(Scotsman)
- Ricky Gervais praised his U.S. Office counterpart, Steve Carell, partially because Carell makes him money: “He is the hardest working man in Hollywood and the harder he works, the better it is for me.”(Daily Record)
- A clip from the new Little Britain.(The Sun)
- More indications that Madonna and Guy Ritchie are divorcing: Guy has quit Kabbalah.(The Sun)
- Former marrieds Jude Law and Sadie Frost hang out with the kids.(Daily Mail)
- Charlotte Church, who is pregnant with her second child, talks about the joys of motherhood with The Daily Telegraph.
- Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger, a.k.a. the Hottest Couple Evah, walking arm-in-arm in London.(The Sun)
- The Queen is worth God-knows how much money. So why can’t she afford to throw up some new curtains in Buckingham Palace?(The Times)
- Tim Henman doesn’t think being “too nice” is the reason why he never won a Wimbledon trophy: “I think [that’s] a sack of crap. If you play at that level, you’ve got to be pretty good at what you do. I’ve had a little bit of time to reflect on my career, not that I do it a great deal, and the underlying theme to all of this is, what is success? What is success? Is it being a pro player able to make a living out of the game, is it being in the top 100, the top 50, the top 10? I know that in every facet of the game, in preparation, training, tournaments, I gave 100 per cent. I got everything I could out of my career, but it’s part of our culture, the environment I’ve been brought up in [to criticise]. I don’t have a problem with it.”(The Independent)
- Viva Blackpool writer Peter Bowker has written a three-part miniseries about three British soldiers in Iraq. It will be produced by Kudos and will air on BBC1 next year.(The Stage)